Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Operates nationally and internationally to handle the full spectrum of financial and development concerns, from acquisitions and dispositions to leasing and financing. Clients include major developers, banks and healthcare companies. Draws upon support from the wider firm, with expertise in fields such as environmental law, taxation, timberland and real estate capital markets.

Strengths Clients say that the firm "has some great real estate lawyers, especially in areas such as zoning."

Peers describe it as "an outstanding real estate firm."

One source states: "Morris Manning has some really sharp lawyers."

Work highlights Represented Audubon Communities in the $47 million acquisition and financing of an apartment complex in Greenville, South Carolina.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Williams is recognized by market sources as "an excellent lawyer, who is smart, intelligent and experienced." He acts on behalf of real estate investors and developers in transactions involving a wide array of property types.

Carl Westmoreland is renowned as "the dean of the zoning and land use Bar." One source notes that he is "at the top of the list of people in Atlanta you would go to for zoning matters." He has a wealth of experience representing real estate developers in zoning and land use matters.

Duncan Miller is a well-known real estate lawyer, with notable experience handling financing and acquisition transactions. He receives praise for his "good client service skills," and is also described as "a great lawyer" by commentators.

Jessica Hill is regarded a "rising star in the real estate Bar in Atlanta." She is noted for her prowess in land use and zoning matters, particularly on behalf of real estate developers and owners.

Mark Block acts on behalf of REITs, developers and owners in the full range of real estate transactions. Sources say: "He is very experienced and has been around a long time, which is always an asset. He has a very good, calm manner about which helps in transactions. He is creative, smart and flexible."